They used to be farmers, but today they’re plastic recyclers. Two families work and raise their kids among mountains of imported trash from the West. Both parents and kids dream of having different lives.
An Indian factory producing dazzling fabrics is a mess of workers and giant machines, cogs and muscles, white-hot furnaces and gnashing teeth. The constantly stunning camerawork delves into the mysterious depths of the factory and untangles the human from the mechanical.
Two childhood friends hole up in a hotel room and spend four intimate weeks talking about everything, even the future they dreamt about growing up in East Berlin, and what’s left of it.
In Mexico, perpetrators and victims seem to be determined by chance. Behind identical masks, they are all free to tell a story that deletes personal identity, and draws a chilling, unforgettable collective portrait of the whole society.
Even after 40 years as teachers in a beautiful Irish boarding school, Amanda and John have not become jaded; Quite the opposite. A heartwarming film that shows how easily open hearts can touch each other.
Nikodem’s Communion is approaching, while his 14-year-old sister Ola tries to reunite their family. The film follows the emotional upheavals of this Polish family, where the kids have come to replace the adults.
Nowhere to Hide
The Americans left, but the "new day" they were promised never came. Instead, they got ISIL and a new wave of terror. A paramedic documents this reality, until he and his family are forced to flee. First Prize at IDFA.
I Am Not Your Negro
James Baldwin boldly depicted America’s decline through the story of its oppression of black people. His bold words (as wonderfully read by Samuel L. Jackson) form the basis for a contemporary examination of race relations.
Manila is home to the busiest maternity ward in the world. Among the bustle, the women allow the director a rare, intimate look at the warmth, compassion, and security they give each other.
The Good Postman
In a tiny Bulgarian village on the Turkish border, the mayoral election resembles an absurdist play. The local postman and an unemployed ideological visionary, run an unforgettable, bittersweet election campaign.